Each student is required to write two response papers 1 full page, word count at least 350. Choose an issue or set of issues drawn from required readings over the three-week period preceding each deadline and briefly discuss in a double-spaced response paper. The response papers are intended to be a useful tool to help gauge your understanding of and response to the class readings. Your response papers may be as simple as recounting what you learned from an especially interesting reading that you didnâ€™t know before or as complex as briefly comparing different interpretations of a given film drawn from more than one assigned text.
Article: Maggie Jones, “Shutting Themselves In,” New York Times, January 15, 2006.